Thursday, September 20 2012 7:42 PM EDT2012-09-20 23:42:31 GMT
A 10 year cold murder case came to an end Thursday with two people pleading guilty. It took some shrewd negotiations on the part of the stat to get both defendants to admit what they did in 2002. DanaMore >>
A 10 year cold murder case came to an end Thursday with two people pleading guilty. It took some shrewd negotiations on the part of the stat to get both defendants to admit what they did in 2002.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
One of two people who pleaded guilty in the death of a man who was killed 10 years ago has been sentenced to 25 years.
Dana Smith was ordered to serve a quarter-century at hard labor after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of Nelson Dunbar of Baton Rouge.
Melvin Toups also pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was scheduled to be sentenced, but his hearing was postponed.
He will be sentenced in two weeks and also faces up to 25 years in prison.
Investigators said Dunbar was murdered in his trailer off Hoo Shoo Too Road in July 2002.
Toups and Smith admitted guilt to the crime in September. Smith had been in trial all week on second-degree murder charges. After some strong suggestions from state prosecutors, both pleaded guilty. The state proposed flipping Smith to testify against Toups, which nudged both of them to take a lesser charge of manslaughter.
The victim's brother is glad at least half of this is over.
"The sentencing of Dana Smith was a good victory for us this morning. Especially after 12 years of waiting for this to come to fruition for Melvin Toups he will be re sentenced they both plead guilty and hopefully we'll get some closure its not the sentence we wanted but we have to take what we can get at this point," said Christopher Dunbar, the victim's brother.
Smith talked her then boyfriend, Toups, into robbing her ex-boyfriend, Dunbar. The robbery went bad and Toups beat Dunbar to death.